This is one of my favourite Cocktails, second only to the Vespa Martini. It’s Brazil’s national cocktail  a wonderfully refreshing, zesty lime flavoured beverage that doesn’t taste too alcoholic and it’s very easy to make too!


  • 50 ml (1⅔ fl oz) cachaça
  • ½ Lime cut into 4 wedges (or tahiti lime, but not green lemon)
  • 2 teaspoons crystal or refined sugar


  1. Place lime and sugar into old fashioned glass and muddle (mash the two ingredients together using a muddler or a wooden spoon handle).
  2. Fill the glass with crushed (or shaved) ice and add the Cachaça.
  3. Drink…….

A wide variety of fresh fruits can be used in place of lime. In the absence of Cachaça, vodka can be used, making a Caipiroska or saki for a Caipirosaki.

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